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poppy

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noun pop·py \ˈpä-pē\

Simple Definition of poppy

  • : a type of plant that has bright red or orange flowers and that is the source of opium; also : its flower

Full Definition of poppy

plural poppies

  1. 1 a :  any of a genus (Papaver of the family Papaveraceae, the poppy family) of chiefly annual or perennial herbs with milky juice, showy regular flowers, and capsular fruits including the opium poppy and several forms cultivated as ornamentals b :  an extract or decoction of poppy used medicinally

  2. 2 :  a strong reddish orange

Origin of poppy

Middle English popi, from Old English popæg, popig, modification of Latin papaver


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with poppy


POPPY Defined for Kids

poppy

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noun pop·py \ˈpä-pē\

Definition of poppy

plural poppies

  1. :  a plant with a hairy stem and showy usually red, yellow, or white flowers




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poppy

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noun pop·py \ˈpäp-ē\

Medical Definition of poppy

plural poppies

  1. :  any herb of the genus Papaver (family Papaveraceae, the poppy family); especially :  opium poppy




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